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Stoney Mountain Classic Castings ho vehicles

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Stoney Mountain Classic Castings ho vehicles
Posted by wdcrvr on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:36 PM

Can anyone out there tell me if the Stoney Mountain Classic Castings vehicles are true to HO scale?  And how well detailed are they?  I would be satisfied if they would at least look decent as parked vehicles that are not right up close to the viewer.  I appreciate any info offered.  Thanks  wdcrvr

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Posted by RR_Mel on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 7:20 PM

I have several Stoney Mountain vehicles, none finished.  The detail is fair but if you are a rivet counter they’re not for you.  I can do pretty good painting cast figures but painting cast vehicles just isn’t my thing, that’s why mine aren’t finished.

I can do pretty good at painting non casting vehicles but the resin castings don’t do well using masking tape.

This Rolls Royce turned out pretty good but it's not a resin casting.

 

The Rolls was easy to mask but after several attempts with the cast vehicles I gave up.  The windows are the problem with cast vehicles.  The non cast vehicles have a removable clear plastic piece making the painting super easy, mask and shoot.   


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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:14 PM

wdcrvr
Can anyone out there tell me if the Stoney Mountain Classic Castings vehicles are true to HO scale?  And how well detailed are they? 

I only have one. I bought it painted on eBay, I did not paint and assemble it myself. It is OK, but surely not up to Oxford or CMW standards.

The car is in the bottom of this picture circled in green.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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Posted by wdcrvr on Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:07 AM

RR-MEL

What brand of kit is in your picture?

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Posted by RR_Mel on Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:54 AM

It’s not a kit, it’s a Wiking HO 1951 Rolls Royce.  

When I’m looking for a specific vehicle I do a “save search” on eBay (Buy it Now) and when one shows up at a decent price I do it to it.

I bought two in about a three month period for under $10 each including S&H.  The one in the picture above had a broken front bumper and I repaired it.  The second was perfect.



Both were light grey before painting.


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Posted by Rangerover1944 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:51 AM
not for nothing but I just bought 5 automobiles on eBay, these are woodland scenic's auto's, a wee bit expensive at $22.00. but what the hey, their about as real as real can get, ain't found none better...
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Posted by HO-Velo on Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:36 PM

wdcrvr, Your post prompted me to un-package and inspect my Stoney Mountain HO Classic.  Appears to be scale, very basic kit, resin cast body and wheels with no interior.  The body casting has a few scratches that should sand out.  The detail painting will certainly tax my skills and steadiness of hand.

I tend to stay away from solid cast models with no interior nor glazing, but whomever painted Kevin's Stony Mt. car did a good job with the glazing.  Being a clear casting maybe masking off the windows before painting will do the trick?

I tend to think these models will do better as background vehicles, but happy to have found this rare 40s model Packard.

Regards, Peter

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:24 PM

Some years ago, I bought a number of cast resin vehicles from Greg's Garage.  They're okay for background vehicles, but I wish I'd ordered some after he switched from white resin to clear resin.  Some photos...

Most of the rest of my vehicles are from Jordan Miniatures and Sylvan -

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:42 PM

Rangerover1944
I just bought 5 automobiles on eBay, these are woodland scenic's auto's, a wee bit expensive at $22.00. but what the hey, their about as real as real can get,

The Woodland Scenics vehicles are perfect for me. They do not match any actual prototype automobiles, but they look "right" for 1950s scenes. The perfect thing for a 1950s freelancer!

I love them. I think I have five so far.

HO-Velo
whomever painted Kevin's Stony Mt. car did a good job with the glazing.

Yes, the original owner did a very good job.

In the picture, I painted the blue car with the tan roof in the center of the front row. I think it is built up from a Magnuson HO scale resin car kit. This one is about as good as I can do for a solid cast model automobile.

-Kevin

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Posted by wdcrvr on Saturday, October 24, 2020 5:27 PM
Doctor wayne Can you tell me the method and type of paint you used on your cast resin vehicles? wdcrvr

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